Pounraj Thanasekaran received his Ph.D. in 1998 under the supervision of Prof. S. Rajagopal from Madurai Kamaraj University, India. Subsequently, he received a Research Associateship from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan and then, Department of Chemistry, Auburn University, Alabama, USA. He served as a Lecturer at the School of Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University before moving to National Sun-Yat Sen University, Taiwan as a Postdoctoral Fellow. He worked as a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan and then, Department of Chemistry, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan. Now, he is working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Pondicherry University. His research primarily focuses on synthesis, characterization, photophysical properties, and applications of metal-based functional materials.
- Associate Professor